In 1956, 16-year-old Tom Brokaw was working at a local radio station in Yankton, South Dakota, on the night of the presidential election. Watch as Tom reveals why he still thinks of the smallest tasks he performed that night every time he anchors the election night coverage for NBC News.
In 1997, Diahann Carroll was diagnosed with breast cancer. While undergoing radiation treatment, she allowed reporter Connie Chung to follow her around with a news crew to raise awareness about the disease. Watch as Diahann discusses the reluctance she felt before deciding to share her experience.
As society evolves, Susan Sarandon says, she has noticed that strictly defined gender roles and designations have begun to dissolve. In this video, she explains why she feels this change is a good thing, and shares how certain socialization concepts can be troubling for men in particular.
When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, legendary journalist Tom Brokaw was the only one of the Big Three American anchors on the scene.
Season 3 of Oprah's Master Class kicks off with musician Alicia Keys.
Growing up in New York City during the '70s, Lenny Kravitz had a front-row seat to the dynamic shifts in culture, music and art that were taking place. Watch as the rockstar recounts his childhood experiences in nightclubs, Broadway theaters and jazz lounges.
In this all-new season, masters will be sharing the greatest lessons they've learned, from triumphs and failures to disappointments and heartbreaks. Tune in to the season premiere, featuring Justin Timberlake, on Sunday, May 11, at 10/9c. Plus, find out more about the all-star lineup, including Whoopi Goldberg, Tim McGraw, Robin Roberts, Billy Bob Thornton and Barbara Walters.
When Oscar award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg first came into her own in Hollywood, the comedy legend was met with a lot of questions about her appearance, from her hair all the way down to her shoes. No one seemed to know what to make of the movie star who looked nothing like a traditional celebrity. Watch as Whoopi explains why she decided that her own comfort was more important than meeting anyone else's expectations.
Vanessa Williams says that when she was 10 years old, she was sexually molested by an older girl she met on vacation with a friend's family. Although she suppressed her feelings, Vanessa says, the shame of the abuse haunted her.
For years, Stevie Nicks battled an addiction to cocaine. Find out how her drug use escalated during the '70s and contributed to her doomed affair with Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mac's drummer. Plus, Stevie reveals how a plastic surgeon's warning convinced her to go to rehab.
Growing up in Manhattan, Diahann Carroll was exposed early and often to the theater scene and was drawn in instantly. Watch as the actress and singer discusses theater's importance to all classes of New Yorkers. Plus, hear how Diahann learned to ignore the people who discouraged her passion for singing and began following her own internal compass.
To the world, Lionel Richie is a music icon. At home, he's simply dad. Watch as Lionel opens up about how his three children keep his life balanced. Plus, find out what having children made Lionel realize about his own parents.
By 1959, Berry Gordy had become known for his songwriting talent, but he had his sights set on something bigger: owning his own record company. Watch Berry describe how he turned $800 and a small Detroit studio into Motown's first headquarters, and hear about Berry's 'assembly-line approach' that helped create some of music's biggest stars.
Singer/songwriter Alicia Keys believes in the power of words and there's one she will never use again.
Watch as Alicia shares how she did it and the lessons she learned from that experience.
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